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steampunk

Line breaks: steam|punk
Pronunciation: /ˈstiːmpʌŋk
 
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Definition of steampunk in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.
Example sentences
  • I knew about Railway Spine via Gibson & Sterling's excellent steampunk novel, The Difference Engine.
  • I think the first question there is how you define "pure" steampunk.
  • Much of it takes place in a "fantasy London" where people dress like steampunk superheroes.

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